Ted Betts

1920 - 2005
(Born Ted Butts, name changed in 1990's)



The Orchard


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Ted Betts is a representational painter who currently resides in Virginia. He teaches drawing, oil and watercolor painting at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. His works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the country and he has received numerous awards from the many juried shows he has entered. He has also contributed to the Art in the Embassies program where his work was on loan to embassies and consulates worldwide.

Although most of Ted’s subjects are presented in the more traditional genre of landscape or still life painting, there is a pervasive element of mystery in his work which invites the viewer to reflect on the
commonplace things we encounter daily and which so often go unnoticed. His works, although representational, bear a distinct sense of the abstract mainly through his careful attention to patterns of color, light and composition.

Ted’s watercolors and oils are reminders for us to look more carefully at subjects which may not always be considered as the focus for artistic expression such as sunlit pillows on a bed, a rusty drain pipe in a crumbling brick wall, the dusty corner of an attic room, the remnants of an abandoned tree house.

Ted studied at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore and received his undergraduate degree in fine arts at American University in Washington, D. C. He has won numerous awards in many regional and local shows. He is an active member of the Art League in Alexandria, the Rehoboth Art League and is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. His works reside in private collections of Lynda Johnson Robb, Senator John Warner, Catherine Mellon, Hon. Girard Smith, Hugh Auchincloss, and Arthur Schlesinger, to name a few.

McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this fine artist.

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